Making All Voices Count

Technologies, citizen voice and accountable governance

Making All Voices Count was a programme that supported the development and spread of innovative approaches to fostering accountable, responsive governance – many of them using tools and platforms based on mobile phone and digital technologies.

Innovation, scaling and research projects

From its inception in June 2013 until its end in November 2017, Making All Voices Count issued 178 grants:

  • 72 to innovation projects
  • 38 to scaling projects
  • 7 to tech hubs
  • 61 to research projects.

Fourteen key messages about tech and accountable governance

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Five lessons about supporting innovation

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A learning programme

Making All Voices Count generated research-based evidence on how technologies contribute to accountable governance change processes, and practice-based learning on how to support innovation in this field.

This site

This is an archive of resources from the programme. You can search our publications, projects and blogs by theme and by country, and by type of project or publication.

Bridging and bonding: improving links between accountability actors
Alexandra Wanjiku Kelbert

Documenting the first Learning and Inspiration Event hosted by Making All Voices Count in 2014

Crowdsourcing citizen feedback on district development in Ghana using interactive…
Ciana-Marie Pegus

Can crowdsourced citizen feedback about development priorities help make tools for monitoring local government more effective?

What data do we want? Understanding demands for open data…
Andrew Kaliati Paskaliah Kachieng’a Indra de Lanerolle

There is demand for data, but also for dialogue between government and citizens to further accountability

Transforming governance: how can technology help reshape democracy?
Matt Leighninger

How to incorporate new technologies into public decision making